Thursday, September 10, 2009

My creative space and 100 posts!



This is a painting I did a few days ago and I've been waiting for it to dry so I could put the hanging wire on the back.  I love oil paint but I hate waiting for things, so it's a challenge for me to be patient and not mess it up by touching it when it's wet.  This one is 9x12" and I wanted to try drawing with a graphite pencil in the wet paint, so those little lines you see are graphite that's sort of inscribed into the paint.  It's a pretty rough line because of the texture of the canvas but I think I like the effect.

I'm trying some different things with my photos of these panel paintings, so the third photo is on top of my wooden flat file with a paper parasol that sits there and makes me happy.  My scanner is still the best way to get a really accurate image but I'm having fun playing around with the camera and trying to convey the size and feel of the paintings.

And as you see from the title, this is my 100th post on this blog!

More creative spaces at kootoyoo.

6 comments:

Kirsty said...

The painting is lovely & congratulations on 100 posts.

Lola Nova said...

Congrats on the 100! Lovely painting.

June rhymes with moon said...

Thanks very much, ladies!

gretchenmist said...

love the blues and greens and your simple lines on white. congrats on 100 too.

redorgrayart said...

well this is cause for celebration ~and the painting is magical...like the progression photos~elk

June rhymes with moon said...

Thank you, Belinda and Elk!